Five additional American troops were killed in action in Afghanistan on Tuesday; finish the month with a point in carnage that has claimed the lives of 19 U.S. service members in only four days.
The U.S. death fee for August stood at 55 — three-quarters of them in the second half of the month as the Taliban fight back next to U.S. pressure in southern and eastern strongholds. American losses accounted for additional than 70 percent of the 76 fatalities suffered by the whole NATO-led force.
NATO supposed four of the Americans were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, while a fifth died in a fight with insurgents in the country's south. No other details were free.